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December 11, 2018

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Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


16:52 Phillies Charities 5k (2016)

35:52 Beach to Beacon 10k (2015)

58:10 Broad Street 10 Mile (2016)

1:16:02 Philadelphia Rock and Roll Half Marathon (2015)

2:46:54 Philadelphia Marathon (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Running Races 2019

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

August 3: Beach to Beacon

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

July 28: The Divide 34 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

September 28: Michigan Moutain Mayhem 40 Mile


September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

October 26: Bloomer CX

November 24: Detroit Invitational

Nov 30: Le Frost

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under. Do some gravel races and cyclocross races to keep things interesting.


I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010.

(Please note that Strava links might contain blog inappropriate langauge)


Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 27.70 Month: 131.10 Year: 3294.34
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 416.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4094.80
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 498.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 368.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 272.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 129.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 77.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 167.22
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 111.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 10 miles, averaged 8:01. HR 160. 

20 x 1’ On/Off

Weather was a little less comfortable than it has been, but still not bad. 80 degrees. 68 dew point, 66% humidity. Warmed up 2.3 miles with some strides. Felt decent throughout. Workout was intended to be less taxing than previous weeks but still be a workout. Paces were from 6:10-5:25. I’m about 6 lbs lighter than when I last did this workout in April. Cooled down 2.3.

Went to physical therapy in the early afternoon. Last session on Friday.

PM: 20.6-mile easy ride at Paint Creek. HR 124.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 85.00Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 20.60
Weight: 172.40
From jtshad on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:04:22 from

Great training this week. What are you doing this summer with the time off from teaching?

From Jason D on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:34:31 from

Getting a sense of what retirement feels like because I doubt I'll ever be able to experience it


I'm looking to try to pick up an online class, but I need to apply for the position and I doubt they would give me anything for summer given that I am not already hired. I thought about working part-time retail, but it is just not enough money to take away from the flexibility of ease of travel.

Mostly reading, which I have been able to enjoy for the first time since early in my PhD program (or before). I am also doing some research on first-time home buying. Phew. It's a maddening process, but we are taking small steps to hopefully move next summer. Fingers crossed!

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